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owlishdog: Preparing for a Contested Election
The US electoral system is seriously messed up. Why doesn't a Democratic candidate promise to reform it? To set up…
Michael: Chavismo and the Left
Whenever one thinks of Venezuela, if one were to use a footrace metaphor in moving, moving forward, there is always…
Michael: Honor the Warrior, Not the War…
This is a very thoughtful essay and I appreciate it. I, too, am a veteran, and realize that military service…
Michael: Bullets Are Not the Seeds of Life
Vijay, in the best sense, has written an anthem. Next time, for what it is worth, Cuban health programs should…
Michael: America is Complicit, as Yemen Spirals toward Mass Starvation
The meaning of national and political power is complex, of course. Evil and wrong doing exist everywhere, but countries that…
David Green: Structural Racism in Liberal Armor: Newsome’s Veto of Domestic Workers’ Rights Bill
It's a sign of both the intellectual and editorial deterioration of the "left" that this article, which appeared in both…
Jeff Melton: Open Letter: Dump Trump, Then Battle Biden
My response to your open letter: https://medium.com/@jeffmelton/the-central-importance-of-independent-politics-has-not-changed-fd5a0f6195be
Michael: The President, the Pandemic & the Election
Right, right, right--that is, correct as always! My lord, we are in deep trouble, but as Noam makes clear it…
Michael: Trump Got the Best COVID Treatment. For the Rest of Us He Wants “Herd Immunity”
I should have added, whatever reforms we can possibly undertake are essential for alleviating somewhat the malicious empire's actions in-country…
Michael: Trump Got the Best COVID Treatment. For the Rest of Us He Wants “Herd Immunity”
The Trump presidency is the logical outcome of centuries of US empire and destruction. Simple as that. The re-election of…
owlishdog: Expected Countervailing Forces to Trumpism are Failing
What does the Democratic Party stand for? Well, we all know really, don't we? Despite their name, it isn't the…
Michael: Trump’s Endless Wars
I think the US qualifies as a massive war criminal and perhaps the biggest crime is that the average person,…
Matt Grind: Rape
Is this meant to be as sexist and awful as it seems? Am I reading it wrong? What is the…
Anarcissie: Social Self-Defense Against the Impending Trump Coup
In order to have a coup or other seizure of power, Trump (or anyone else) would have to have the…
Peter Bohmer: Dearest Donald
Thanks Michael, Excellent in style and content!
Matt Grind: Dearest Donald
Trump dying would probably save some lives, and more easily preserve what democracy the USA has left. Trump living would…
Michael: A judicial war in Latin America
Good summary article. Is it any wonder why Ernest "Che" Guevara remains an important and powerful symbol? He still represents…
Michael: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her
I did not know of the wonderful accomplishments of Lydia's life and person. I only knew that she was a…
maryellen: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her
I was at ZMI in 2005 and it not only changed my life but helped me through a very difficult…
Joel Isaacs: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her
A great sadness comes to me now. And for so many others whom she touched. ZMag and South End Press…
Matt Grind: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her
I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and her family.
Elizabeth Marxsen: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her
So heartbreakingly well written and honest. My heart goes out to you and to her family.
Joel Isaacs: Let’s Start Debating What Dooms Democracy: Concentrated Wealth
Any suggestions how to get the Commission on Presidential Debates to introduce the question of inequality??
Michael: Internationalism or Extinction
No exaggeration at all, our friend.
Michael: What the OAS Did to Bolivia
We knew this is what happened, it does not take great insight or reportial skills to have this knowledge. It…
Michael: “The fate of humanity hangs in the balance”
When the calm, clear voice of Noam Chomsky sounds this kind of alarm, we realize we are in the presence…
Bill Petrou: Justice Ginsburg’s replacement
RGB was a remarkable person who past away at a very wrong time. I say she was also selfish for…
Michael: If you think the UK isn’t corrupt, you haven’t looked hard enough
It's good and important to get some perspective and context from George Monbiot about corruption. Richer nations and even poorer…
owlishdog: Our attorney general is a fanatic — and it’s even worse than you think
A lot of these Fundamentalist Christians have bizarre interpretations of Christ's teachings. Nothing Barr does or believes was ever supposedly…
owlishdog: Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?
Hm. These Republicans who used to work for Reagan...these people started the move to today's situation and are as much…
Michael: Costs of War
Excellent interview. I saw it first on Democracy Now! and glad you re-posted it here. David Vine's book "The United…
Kread: The Presidential Election: “A 200-Pound Sack of Concrete” vs. “The Orange Menace”
Prediction - Biden is elected and, oh my, absolutely nothing changes. Sort of like the last 50 years. Let's try…
Michael: The Meaning of Allende’s Triumph
I hope Ariel Dorfman is right when he says, "I expect Americans will have cause to dance in the streets…
Michael: The Power of Revolutionary Love
Emanuele is right. Sometimes I can't help but think about and wonder why some people have such a capacity for…
Michael: Cuba: From AIDS, Dengue, and Ebola to COVID-19
Don Fitz's book is remarkable and he's telling about a remarkable country, people, and health care project. It's long past…
heinz gaderer: Cuba: From AIDS, Dengue, and Ebola to COVID-19
I am truly impressed by the scope of this comparison of health care in cuba and the US. the austrian…
Michael: Venezuela and Palestine: A Revolutionary Alliance
I have followed events in Venezuela for a number of years and even visited the country once to see it…
Charlie Smithers: Why Trump Commands So Much Loyalty From His Base
For a science based explanation of Trump's base see the works of psychologist Dr. Bob Altemeyer (The Authoritarians, a free…
owlishdog: Corporate Dems Want You To Shut Up While They Get Loud
Some respected commentators have stated, as they usually do at every election, to vote the Democrats in and then work…
owlishdog: Confirming Progressive Warnings, Social Security Actuary Says Trump Payroll Tax Cut Would Effectively Destroy Program by 2023
Why are billionaires and multi-millionaires so unhappy with what they have that they need to take every last penny from…
owlishdog: Why Donald Trump still appeals to so many evangelicals
What can you say about evangelicals? Except that any influence on government is/will be catastrophic. A lot, probably Mike Pence…
owlishdog: As Party of Climate Denial Meets, Wildfires Rage and Hurricanes Target Gulf Coast
They may have less rabid rhetoric and may even recognise climate change, but the Democratic Party will be just as…
Michael: Robot Generals
No, no, no! But even more, no more wars, interventions in other countries for selfish gain and empire power, less…
David Dobereiner: Eviction Chaos?
Excellent piece. I too have two friends in the fire threatened area. One has had to abandon his family home,…
Michael: Eviction Chaos?
The US is a collection of rich (minority) and poor (majority). Collectively, however, the US is not a poor country,…
Michael: MIT, Secret Societies, and Powerful Institutions
Frankly, I was interested when I saw this feature, but doubted I would take the time to listen for 90…
Michael: A Moment of Reckoning for Greed on the Gridiron
Images come to mind of a ancient empire with gladiatorial games and violence and spectator lust. All part of a…
Elizabeth Marxsen: MIT, Secret Societies, and Powerful Institutions
Not on the subject- just wanted to make sure you've seen this - https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-New-Satyagraha-Progre-by-Patrick-Walker-Dangerous_Democrat_Democrats_Extortion-200820-911.html
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